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Monday Message – November 28, 2022

Message from the Director Dear Colorado Skies Academy Families, The week before Thanksgiving break was filled with unexpected challenges for all of us. Thank you for your continued flexibility through a challenging set of circumstances! We are considering using some…

Monday Message – October 24, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, I hope your week is off to a great start! A reminder, there is NO SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 24. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns! With gratitude, Katie…

Monday Message – October 17, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, I hope your week is off to a great start! There are many things to highlight during this final week of the quarter; please check out the “Upcoming Events” table as well as the detailed…

Monday Message – October 10, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, Welcome to the last week of Quarter 1! It’s been an adventure! I hope you are looking forward to Fall Break next week (and no school for our learners!), as well as the start of…

Monday Message – October 3, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, It’s been a great week at Colorado SKIES! It seems impossible that we are already just 2 weeks away from finishing the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year — it seems like the days…

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Monday Message – September 19, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, We are starting this week off with a flash! Events to note: Monday, Sept. 19 – Picture Retake Day Tuesday, Sept. 20 – CSA Parent Town Hall Meeting We are looking forward to speaking with…

Monday Message – September 12, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, Please note that there is NO SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. Thank you for your flexibility! Our website now displays the updated 2022-23 Academic Calendar; please take a look at your earliest convenience. Aside from events…

Monday Message – Aug. 29, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, We are now a couple weeks into the school year, and things are starting to settle in a little more. I’m happy to announce that PowerSchool and Schoology are up and running, so you should…

Monday Message – Aug. 22, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, We had a great time welcoming our learners back into the building last week! It’s always fun to remember why we all chose education as we get to know our learners and how they’ve grown…

Monday Message – Aug. 15, 2022

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! Colorado SKIES Academy is celebrating our first day of school on Monday, August 15. Doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast. We will begin our day at 8:00 AM…

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Thoughtful Thursday – July 28, 2022

Countdown to the First Day of School Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, The first day of school will be here before we know it. Please review the information in this special “Thoughtful Thursday” edition of the Monday Message to plan…

Monday Message – May 23, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We hope you have plans to enjoy your summer break. On behalf of Colorado SKIES Academy facilitators, staff, and administration, we would like to thank you for a fantastic school year. We appreciate your ongoing…

Monday Message – May 16, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, As we move toward the end of the school year, we would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the surveys below. The first  survey is for parents and the second is…

Monday Message – May 9, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, As we move toward the end of the school year, we would appreciate your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the surveys below. The first  survey is for parents and the second is…

Monday Message – May 2, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, Thank you to everyone for making Friday’s activities a successful day for our learners. Our families donated time, energy, and supported CSA programs. We appreciate you. We would like to thank these programs for their…

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Monday Message – April 25 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, During the month of May, our learners will be sharing Showcases of Learning. This is a time where your child will present their reflection of their school year. This is crucial to the learning process…

Monday Message – April 18, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, Thank You for attending our spring Learner-Led Conferences. We are so proud of our learners and their growth throughout the year. If you were unable to attend the conferences this week and would like to…

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Monday Message – April 11, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We cannot wait to invite you to join us for Learner-Led Conferences (LLCs) on April 13 and 14. Please look for invitations from your learner’s facilitator. Conferences will be available in person and virtually. Below…

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Monday Message – April 4, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We want to invite you to attend our upcoming Town Hall meeting on April 12, from 6:30-8 P.M. The Colorado SKIES Academy PAC (Parent Action Committee/PTO)  will be hosting this event. Please RSVP Here and…

Monday Message – March 28, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We cannot wait to invite you to join us for Learner-Led Conferences (LLC) on April 13 and 14.  Please look for invitations from your learner’s facilitator. Conferences will be available in-person and virtually.  Below you…

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Monday Message – March 21, 2022

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, Welcome back from Spring Break. This week, CSA learners will be working on completing Quarter 3 projects. As you check your learner’s progress, please let us know if we can assist you with Schoology and…

Monday Message – March 7, 2022

Director’s Message CSA Families, The Colorado SKIES Academy School Accountability Committee will be hosting an evening sharing important information as well as providing the opportunity for your feedback and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us for…

Monday Message – February 28, 2022

Director’s Message CSA Families, The Colorado SKIES Academy School Accountability Committee will be hosting an evening sharing important information as well as providing the opportunity for your feedback and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us for…

Monday Message – February 21, 2022

Director’s Message February is Black History Month. To celebrate/commemorate this month, here’s what we are doing in classrooms: 6th Grade Specials:Creating a community map celebrating identity 6th Grade Specials: Creating  song lyrics reflective of culture or interests.  7th Grade Specials:…

Open Position on CSA Board

Monday Message – February 14, 2022

Director’s Message As a Project-Based Learning (PBL) school, our facilitators are working extra hard to select grade-level projects and driving questions that are engaging, rigorous, and authentic. The questions drive the project and help to make the curriculum they are…

Monday Message – February 7, 2022

Director’s Message This week, we want to celebrate how our learners have embraced leadership roles at Colorado SKIES Academy. Our learners provide daily announcements, take new families on guided tours through the building, and have planned and organized dances, events…

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Monday Message – January 31, 2022

Director’s Message Colorado SKIES Academy learners are in the process of completing their second of three MAP Growth assessments from NWEA MAP. MAP testing will occur again in May. Growth scores help facilitators check learner performance by measuring achievement and…

Monday Message – January 24, 2022

Director’s Message Thank you for joining us for Learner-Led Conferences (LLCs). Each learner’s Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is an ongoing collection of their work and growth. We are very proud of the work our learners have done and the growth…

Martin Luther King Day

Monday Message – January 17, 2022

Director’s Message Learner-Led Conferences This week we are very excited to provide Learner-Led Conferences. We hope you will take the time to participate and hear your learner present their digital portfolio. Here is a short video that will help you…

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Monday Message – January 10, 2022

Director’s Message We were so excited to welcome our learners back last week. Our hope is that we will be able to remain in person for the remainder of the school year amid the rising COVID cases. Our staff is…

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Monday Message – January 3, 2022

Director’s Message Welcome to January 2022 and the end of 2021! As the holidays end and the new year rolls in, many of us want to reflect on the past 12 months and at the same time keep moving forward….

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Monday Message – December 12, 2021

Director’s Message During this holiday season, I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and every family. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership at Colorado SKIES Academy. We wish you and your family Happy Holidays.   This…

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Monday Message – December 6, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, On Monday, Nov. 29, the School Accountability Committee (SAC) held its first meeting in the CSA Village. The meeting discussed topics, concerns and priorities for Colorado SKIES Academy. School Culture & Climate Bullying Assessments &…

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Monday Message – November 29, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families,  We hope you enjoy time to relax and reconnect with family and friends during Fall Break. The school will be in session on Monday, November 29. We look forward to seeing everyone. Below are a…

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Monday Message – November 15, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families,  Thank you to all those who participated in the Veterans Day assemblies last week. A special thanks to the CSA – PAC for organizing this event. The Veterans Day assemblies provided a wonderful opportunity for…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners projects

Monday Message – November 8, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families,  November is a great time to be consciously grateful for things and people in our life. At CSA, we are grateful for our beautiful school building, our amazing learners and families, as well as our…

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Monday Message – November 1, 2021

Director’s Message CSA Families,  We are so proud of our learners. Our 7th and 8th graders shined this week as they shared their POLs (Presentations of Learning) at Wings – Exploration of Flight.  As part of the CSA project-based learning…

CSA Exploratorium

Monday Message – October 25, 2021

Director’s Message CSA Families,  On behalf of Colorado SKIES Academy, we would like to welcome everyone back from fall break. We hope you had some time to relax, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and reconnect as a family. Monday will…

Exploratorium Colorado Skies Academy

Monday Message – October 11, 2021

Director’s Message: CSA Families, We are incredibly excited to come together this week for in-person learning. Colorado SKIES Academy will return on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. We want to thank everyone for their commitment, flexibility, and resilience during this challenging…

Colorado Skies Presentation Of Learning

Monday Message – October 4, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We hope each and every family is healthy and safe and taking time to take care of you and your family’s health. We know each family is experiencing this differently and want you to know…

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Monday Message – September 27, 2021

Director’s Message: CSA Families, Thank you for your continued support and family involvement at Colorado SKIES Academy. Last week, our PAC (Parent Action Committee) and Watchdog programs held their first meeting. We appreciate all of you taking time out of…

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Monday Message – September 20, 2021

Director’s Message Dear CSA Families, We hope your learners are enjoying every day at Colorado SKIES Academy.  We invite you to join us in celebrating our learners’ growth, hard work and problem-solving.  Next week, one of the highlighted activities will…

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Monday Message – September 13, 2021

Director’s Message: CSA Families, During September, Colorado SKIES Academy learners will be participating in MAP® Growth™ assessments from NWEA®MAP.  MAP testing will occur again in January and May. Growth scores help facilitators check student performance by measuring achievement and growth….

Dreamup Team Launch to Space Station

Monday Message – September 6, 2021

Director’s Message: CSA Families, Colorado SKIES Academy is off to an excellent start.  Can you believe that we have completed three weeks of school? Thank you for your ongoing support and feedback.  As the year continues to develop, we want…

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Monday Message – August 30, 2021

Directors’ Message: CSA Families, Kindness is contagious at Colorado SKIES Academy. The first two weeks of school have been filled with learners, facilitators, parents and staff members making CSA a better place. We are so grateful for parents who have…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners glider day

Monday Message – August 23, 2021

Family Guide Book CSA families, please take a moment to review the updated Family Guidebook . We are asking each learner and parent to sign the CSA agreement and acknowledgement by completing This Form. Online Learning Colorado SKIES Academy will now…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners glider day

Monday Message – August 16, 2021

Dear CSA families, Colorado SKIES Academy is celebrating our first day of school on Monday, August 16. Doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast.  Breakfast is FREE for all CSA learners. Classes will begin at 8:00 AM. This year both…

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Monday Message – August 9, 2021

Countdown to the first day of school! The first day of school is in less than a week! We are looking forward to meeting all our learners and families. Below you will find important dates and information. Monday, August 9,…

Colorado SKIES Academy Tour

Monday Message – August 2, 2021

Hello, Colorado SKIES Academy families! We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning learners to campus beginning Monday, August 16! We will have in-person learning five days per week. We are so excited to begin a new year…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners Presentation of Learning

Monday Message – May 24, 2021

Greetings, Colorado SKIES Academy Families! The end of the year is approaching fast! All schoolwork should have been turned in, and facilitators are finalizing grades. Our final school day will be May 27, with an early release time of 1:00…

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Monday Message – May 17, 2021

Greetings, Colorado SKIES Academy families, The end of the year is approaching fast! Our learners have just completed their Presentations of Learning, and they are now finalizing and turning in remaining schoolwork (all assignments due May 17) and finishing out…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners tour DC3

Monday Message – May 10, 2021

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, Thank you for honoring CSA staff with gifts, treats and inspiring messages in celebration of National Staff Appreciation Week last week.  Friday, April 30, was the perfect day for CSA learners to Paint the Skies….

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Monday Message – May 3, 2021

Greetings, Colorado SKIES Academy families, We had a really busy week with a lot of visitors in the building. CSA hosted a Star Search for prospective facilitators for next year, which is exciting as we continue to grow as a…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners projects

Monday Message – April 26, 2021

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families, It has been an adventurous and fun-filled week at Colorado SKIES. Learners, facilitators, and staff members have been busy enjoying project-based learning, designing, creating, and problem-solving. This week’s featured learning opportunity was the Drone Soccer…

Colorado SKIES Academy learners present

Monday Message – April 19, 2021

Hello, Colorado SKIES Academy families, We’re looking forward to the opportunity for our learners to present their growth during Learner-Led Conferences (LLCs) this Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22. If you did not receive an invitation yet, please email…

CSA learner pilots glider

Monday Message – November 2, 2020

Click here to view more photos by Rob Greenhalgh from our glider flight day at Mile High Gliding!

Colorado Skies Academy Construction

Monday Message – March 2, 2020

Early signs of our new school roof! Photo courtesy of Holly Pierce.

Colorado Skies Academy Construction

Monday Message – February 17, 2020

Aerial shot by Ralph Forsythe: Colorado SKIES Academy construction in progress!

Monday Message – August 12, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families and Communities, With each passing day, the anticipation and excitement of our first day is growing! We had our second Parent Forum and had another fabulous turnout! The enthusiasm…

Monday Message – August 5, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Hi Colorado SKIES Academy Community! It’s back to school time, which means things are rapidly changing as we get the finishing touches in place for our first day of school, Monday, August 19th at…

Monday Message – July 29, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Hi Colorado SKIES Academy Community! Summer swimming, camps, bike rides, and summer movies are tops on the list and will soon give way to shopping for school supplies, some school clothes, and getting our…

Monday Message – July 22, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Hi Colorado SKIES Academy Learners, Families and Greater Community! As I write this letter, I am pleased to share we are now fully staffed with all of our facilitators at every grade level.  We…

Monday Message – July 15, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Community, It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of our Office Manager/Registrar, Bri Jones! In the coming weeks, as we all transition to full-time school, Bri will…

Monday Message – July 8, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Community, Things are gearing up for the beginning of school, and I could not be more excited! Earth is moving, preparing for the installation of our modular classrooms! Please mark…

Monday Message – July 1, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Community, We have been working a lot with various vendors and the Cherry Creek School District, and everything is coming together for an amazing start to our inaugural school year…

Monday Message – June 24, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Community, With all that has been in the news of late with the STEM school and others here in Colorado, there is uncertainty and concern, and rightly so. To that…

Monday Message – June 17, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Hello, Colorado SKIES Academy Families and Community, A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped with the CSA booth at Parker Days! It is such a blessing to be part of such a supportive…

Monday Message – June 10, 2019

Message from the Director, Suzanne Acheson Hello, Colorado SKIES Academy Families and Community, It is with great joy that I join the Colorado SKIES Academy team as the new School Director! I worked for 25 years in Aurora public schools,…

Monday Message – June 3, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, As we approach the start of the school year,  I want you to know that I’m here to help should you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Whether you’re thinking about curriculum and…

Monday Message – May 27, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with several parents who’ve enrolled their learners at Colorado SKIES Academy or are still in the process of deciding. The interesting thing…

Monday Message – May 20, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, We’re on our way to the launch of the 2019/20 school year, and could not be more excited by the amazing educational experiences we have in store for your learners. We’re thrilled to…

Monday Message – May 13, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Colorado SKIES Academy is proud to work with Because Learning! They bring dynamic and engaging lessons across the curriculum with a specific focus in the areas of Earth and Space, Life Sciences, Chemistry,…

Monday Message – May 6, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Please help us in welcoming our growing team of expert educators! We hope you enjoy getting to know our new facilitators through our staff spotlight announcements. Welcome to the team, Aubree Keys, Language…

Monday Message – April 29, 2019

My name is Zach Vine and I’m the Director of Staff and Learner Programs at Colorado SKIES Academy. I provide instructional leadership to our facilitators and help ensure our academic programs are preparing your learner for success at CSA and…

Monday Message – April 22, 2019

  My name is Brianna Jones, but kids just call me, “Ms. Bri.” I am the new Enrollment Specialist and Community Engagement at Colorado SKIES Academy. I am here to help you get settled in for this amazing experience. Consider…

Monday Message – April 15, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Welcome to the Colorado SKIES Academy (CSA) Monday Message! This weekly dispatch is published Sunday nights and aims to keep you up to date on the developments and upcoming events for CSA.

Monday Message – April 8, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, With less than 5 months until we launch on Monday, August 19th, we feel honored and “wowed” by the widespread enthusiasm for our mission. Each week, we want to spotlight learners and their…

Monday Message – April 1, 2019

  Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Thank you to those of you who came out to Boeing Aviation Blue Sky Gallery at Exploration of Flight for our CSA Design Challenge on Saturday! We hope everyone had a blast!…

Monday Message – March 25, 2019

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Parents and Supporters, Colorado SKIES Academy as a public charter school of choice will count on building strong relationships with its parents, learners, supporters and community. Based on our years of experience, charter schools are most…

Monday Message – March 18, 2019

Welcome to the Colorado SKIES Academy (CSA) Monday Message! This weekly email arrives Sunday nights and aims to keep you up to date on the developments and upcoming events for CSA.

Monday Message – March 11, 2019

Welcome to the Colorado SKIES Academy (CSA) Monday Message! This weekly email arrives Sunday nights and aims to keep you up to date on the developments and upcoming events for CSA.

Monday Message – March 4, 2019

Thanks to all of you who have already turned in your registration forms. Learners entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this fall who want a seat for the 2019/2020 school year need to click here to visit our website, activate…

Monday Message – Feb. 25, 2019

Meet & Greet with Monique    When: Wednesday, February 27th at 3 PM – 7 PM Where: Beantree Coffee Easy parking, on the corner of Peoria and Iliff, across from Walgreens 12101 E Iliff Ave, Ste A, Aurora, Colorado 80014…

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